The extensive programme of Arvo Pärt at the Baltic Sea Festival

Reading time: 2 min. Arvo PärtKaljusteFestival


29 August 2019, Berwaldhallen (Stockholm)

Since Tõnu Kaljuste became the Radio Choir’s chief conductor in 1994, his countryman Arvo Pärt’s music has become a part of the Swedish concert repertoire. The characteristic and seemingly simple music has a depth and complexity that not all conductors are able to convey. Through their close collaboration over many years, Kaljuste has become the world’s foremost Pärt expert. Here, he and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra will perform an extensive programme, from Für Alina from 1976 to Vater Unser from 2011. The evening’s conversation between President Tarja Halonen (FIN) and famous violinist Pekka Kuusisto (FIN) will be live-streamed from cultural centre Hanaholmen outside Helsinki.

The Baltic Sea Festival connects people of the Baltic Sea countries in a new way. Seven days of classical music are combined with seven talks where some of the region's most interesting personalities meet to talk about sustainability and music. The Baltic Sea Festival and its partners wish to see visitors as their guests – live or digitally. All concerts are being broadcasted with Swedish Radio P2 and several of them also in many countries in Europe. 

The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor
Maria Listra, Soprano
Harry Traksmann, Violin
Robert Traksmann, Violin
Leho Karin, Cello


Für Alina


Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten


L'Abbé Agathon


Spiegel im Spiegel

Tabula rasa

Vater unser

Concert length: 1 hour 55 minutes incl. interval

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The UE author and music teacher Axel Petri-Preis won this year's Aviso-Prize with volume 8 of the ‘Listening Lab’ series which explores Arvo Pärt's Tabula rasa. This award is dedicated to outstanding instructive music publications. The award ceremony will take place on 12 November 2019 in Vienna.

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